I was saddened by the news of the death of Tony Scott. For any movie fan, at least one Tony Scott movie is in your top ten. In my case, a Tony Scott film began my love of movies. It was 1986 and my friends and I went to see Top Gun. Cue the dreamy movie music. The F-14’s made me want to join the Air Force and the volleyball scene, well, made me want to . . . watch more volleyball.
In honor of the passing of Mr. Scott, I have dedicated this weeks Sydney Quotes the Movies to the greatness that is Tony Scott. I have been known to recite the following quotes at inappropriate moments. Try it, it fun.
“If I’m wrong and we’re at war. God help us all.”
“Everybody who reads comic books knows that the Kirby Silver Surfer is the only true Silver Surfer. Now am I right or wrong?”
“Mr Hunter, we have rules that are not open to interpretation, personal intuition, gut feelings, hairs on the back of your neck, little devils or angels sitting on your shoulder. We’re all very well aware of what our orders are and what those orders mean. They come down from our Commander in Chief. They contain no ambiguity.”
*Denzel Washington did five movies with Tony Scott; Crimson Tide, Man on Fire, Pelham 123, DejaVu, and Unstoppable.
“That’s pretty arrogant, considering the company you’re in.”
“Hey Goose, you big stud. Take me to bed or loose me forever.”
“The defense department regrets to inform you that your sons are dead because they were stupid.”
“I feel the need . . . the need for speed.”
“You can be my wingman anytime.”
*This is back when Tom Cruise could work in an ensemble cast and not take over. Great showcase for Anthony Edwards, Val Kilmer, Tom Skerritt, Meg Ryan, and Tim Robbins,
“Forgiveness is between them and God. It’s my job to arrange the meeting.”
“A man can be an artist… in anything, food, whatever. It depends on how good he is at it. Creasey’s art is death. He’s about to paint his masterpiece.”
“The gun shot holds no fear. You welcome the sound. In fact it’s the sound that sets you free. You are a prisoner on this block until that sound sets you free.”
“I got all the time in the world. *You* don’t, but I do.”
*This my guaranteed good cry movie. I have seen it several times and end up in a puddle of my own tears every time.
My thoughts and prays go out to the Scott family. As a movie lover, I feel privileged to have access to this man’s creative vision.
What’s your favorite Tony Scott movie?
11 thoughts on “Sydney Quotes the Movies – RIP Tony Scott”
I liked Deja Vu a lot, but I’m a big fan of time travel films and though the premise was rather outlandish, it was cool.
Hi Lee. I agree. Plus, I love movies that take place in New Orleans. I was actually in New Orleans when this movie was being filmed. I walked right past Denzel in the hotel and didn’t realize it was him until it was too late. Missed opportunity. What other time travel movies do you like?
I guess I like just about anything that has to do with time travel even if it kind of sucks. Loved the TV show Quantum Leap–one of the best TV shows ever.
Can’t think of a lot of the movie titles right now, but another big favorite is the Spanish film Time Crimes–a real mind-bender. I’d heard it was going to be made into an English version, but it’s been a few years now and I’m still waiting.
Either Beverly Hills Cop II or The Last Boy Scout. True Romance was good as well.
True Romance was pretty brilliant. Great cast.
I think I would have to go with True Romance…But when I was a kid I begged and pleaded to go see Days of Thunder in theaters which is really strange to me now because I didn’t/don’t know anything about NASCAR. I also quite liked The Hunger even though it’s not a great movie.
I actually got into NASCAR after discovering all the back stories and drama that went on beyond the race. Then watched Days of Thunder as research. Haha. It is an interesting world. True Romance was really good. I love a great cast.
I’m going to have to go with Top Gun. Mostly because it was too much fun seeing it the first time and, it was filmed near where I live. The house isn’t there anymore, but I can remember camping out at the beach, just waiting for Tom to ride by on his motorcycle. Never happened. Still, we had our dreams. 😉 Rest in Peace, Mr. Scott.
You can’t go wrong with Top Gun. Call signs, dog fights, naval aviators, migs. Great stuff.
RIP Tony. I watched Top Gun too many times growing up (my parents’ favorite) but really enjoyed all of his other work. Man On Fire and Crimson Tide were great.